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MSNBC
Nov 3, 2012 4:00am EDT
election in 2008 when this bragging that we get every year was being done by a john mccain republican surrogate named mitt romney. >> inside a campaign, what do you get on the inside that we don't get on the outside because you're doing your own polling? >> you see the widest array of polls. you look at mason dixon that came out yesterday. you take that apart, it's close to the internal polls. it shows that john mccain is leading in the states that he's got to lead in. we're going to pick up pennsylvania. we have a good shot in virginia, new hampshire, new mexico, nevada, that's the pathway to victory for john mccain. we're excited. we're hoping to see a lot of people out there in chicago on election night with barack obama experiencing a long, cold night, that john mccain won. >> it's nice he wishes physical discomfort on his enemies. but notice what exactly he was so confidently predicting there. the day before the election in 2008, it was mitt romney. these were his predictions for states that john mccain was definitely going to win. >> john mccain is leading in the states he's got
MSNBC
Nov 2, 2012 9:00pm EDT
internal polls. it shows that john mccain is leading in the states that he's got to lead in. we're going to pick up pennsylvania. we have a good shot in virginia, new hampshire, new mexico, nevada, that's the pathway to victory for john mccain. we're excited. we're hoping to see a lot of people out there in chicago on election night with barack obama experiencing a long, cold night, that john mccain won. >> it's nice he wishes physical discomfort on his enemies. but notice what exactly he was so confidently predicting there. the day before the election in 2008, it was mitt romney. these were his predictions for states that john mccain was definitely going to win. >> john mccain is leading in the states he's got to lead in like ohio and florida. we'll pick up pennsylvania. we think we have a good shot at virginia, new hampshire, new mexico, nevada. that's the pathway to victory for john mccain. >> e see how all those states were blue? his confident predictions that john mccain was going to win all those states in 2008 were wrong in every single instance. they lost every single one o
Current
Oct 26, 2012 7:00pm PDT
courageous from john mccain. remember in 2008 when john mccain stood up to the people who thought president obama administration was a muslim. >> no, man. he is not. thank you. thank you. [ applause ] >> jennifer: john mccain earned a lot of respect for standing up and being honest. mitt romney remains silent. silence in the face of these kind of comments is unacceptable. there's a saying that goes not to speak is to speak. not to act is to act. joining me from washington to discuss the republican's race to the bottom is democratic strategist and syndicated columnist karl frisch, and coming to us from boston is charlie pierce, contributing editor of "esquire" magazine. both of you gentlemen welcome back inside "the war room." >> good evening, governor. >> hello, governor. how are you? >> jennifer: i am great. charlie let me start with you. how it is that mitt romney can continue to affiliation himself with people who make inane comments like those. >> first of all the jesuate fathers thought me [ inaudible ] he is silent gives consent. why has he gotten away with it -- >> jennifer
FOX News
Nov 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
being with john mccain . the waning days in the 08 campaign john mccain came out with j the plumber. you remember one of his surrogates and beating up on senator barack obama and only 4000 people fit and democrats said john mccain can't get big crowds and then senator obama was nearby cleveland, the final weekend of an outdoor crowd of 80,000 people . this morning, barack obama is coming to the gym where john mccain and giving you on the perspective of enthusiasm being down. the president will bring out celebrities as he goes with yay z and stevie wonder and bruce springsteen and having concerts and rallis and trying in the early votersing states like ohio and florida and like colorado where their they are getting the early vote out there. and two other thing that is the president is trying to do. and he's struggling with enthusiasm. he is not the candidate of change and mitt romney is the cand date of change. the president bushing back and tough on mitt romney and said he is recycling old failed economic policies of the past . that is one way to push back and number two. president
MSNBC
Oct 30, 2012 11:00pm EDT
, it does, ed. this moment really reminds me of that moment in 2008 when john mccain had his crazy reaction to the economic crash and wanted to suspend his campaign and go back to washington and looked like he doesn't understand what was at stake. mitt romney looked ridiculous at that rally today. he was talking about cleaning up a football field of rubbish. and i think it's civilly when you can't play politics. right now, we're having a debate over the future of our society. and things like this disaster relief are really quite pertinent. so it's not that he can't campaign, but go out there and take questions about what you want to do with fema. go out and there and defend your me first, devolve to the states attitude. but he's scared and e he won't do it. >> this storm really seems to have taken the shirts off a lot of politicians. what we're really making of all of this, here's chris christie in a news conference before the storm yesterday. >> i should call him directly at the white house and he was going to be there and i should just not worry about dealing with anybody else, t
Current
Oct 26, 2012 9:00pm PDT
john mccain. it is about a 90,000 to 70,000 percent -- number about 54 to 46% obama precincts have turned out. and we're very pleased with that, so i think you can make a conclusion that the early vote is coming out for the president, and that's a trend we need to carry over the next ten days. bile kicking off about a half a dozen canvases tomorrow. we would encourage people to early vote tomorrow as you go out to buy batteries and bread tomorrow put on the list voting. vote early. go to gottavote.com to find out where you can vote early. >> jennifer: brian is the hurricane projected to have an impact in virginia? >> well, we don't know. we're watching it very closely as of now we're continuing all of our activities over the weekend -- >> jennifer: it's a little further north, i believe. what part of the state are you as chairman most concerned about? is it the d.c. suburbs or other parts of the state that might need more convincing? >> because of the substantial ground game we have we are pulling votes out of every area of virginia. in terms of the large turnout in swing counties
MSNBC
Nov 2, 2012 11:00am PDT
senator john mccain won in 2008 with 60% of the vote. kristen welker is traveling with the president. she joins us now. as i mentioned, lima, 60% of that vote went to john mccain. is the president tailoring his message different than what we heard today, kristen? >> reporter: good afternoon, tamron. i think we will hear a similar message in lima we heard during the president's first two stops today. he's talking about the fact he had improvements and the latest unemployment report to make that argument, but he's really focusing on the auto bailout, the auto industry specifically slamming mitt romney for his recent claims that jeep is shipping jobs to china. the president said the companies themselves have told governor romney to knock it off. it's worth noting that papers in this area have come out and said that those claims are false. the romney campaign continues to stand by their ad that says the auto bailout will lead it to shipping jobs overseas. that's the big focus today. why? it's an issue that resonates with the voters here's in ohio. one out of every eight ohioans has a con
FOX News
Nov 4, 2012 12:00am EDT
sent another one with john mccain more recently . the american people have a right to know. we'll see what happens. i think in the last couple of days, there is more about among the media in looking at the issue it is truly a shocking break down and also after the fact misleading the american people about what happened. i think you will see more interest in this and i hope we can get to the bottom quickly. >> is there a reason governor romney has not made that a bigger issue. >> he's talked about it some and allowed surrogates like you and me to talk about it more. senator mccain and lindsay graham who did a terrific job raising the issue and being explicit of what thes are we are looking for. i think the american people know there is something amiss and very wrong when you have americans in harm's way and folks not responding coming to their aid despite the pleas. i think what happened in benghazi, unfortunately is the spread of islamic extremism in horn much africa and middle east running contrary to what the president is saying. he said al-qaida is on the run and ropes. and tha
FOX News
Nov 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
. senator john mccain joins me now on the phone. good evening, senator. >> good evening, judge. i'm sorry that i'm not there to be looked at. we are in virginia and we are campaigning for mitt romney and so i'm glad to talk to you on the phone. by the way, i think your depiction of events as they have transpired everything i know is totally accurate and i want to mention to you that in traveling around virginia today i was in ohio yesterday, i was in montana before that, north dakota, i can tell you our veterans and our active duty military are angry. they have lost any trust in this commander in chief that they might have once had and i'm telling you i have never seen them so angry as they are and with good reason. >> judge jeanine: and, of course, senator, none of us can blame them. but senator, you are asking for a new committee to be created an immediate creation of a temporary select committee possibly encompassing members of both the senate and the house to conduct an investigation into the death of these four americans. we know darrell issa has his government reform and oversight c
FOX
Nov 4, 2012 9:00am EST
we won in 2008. and, they are comparing themselves to john mccain, who had virtually no ground operation in many of these states, so, yes, they will do better than john mccain did and we may not do as well as we did in 2008, but, we are doing plenty well and well enough to win the race. >> chris: let me ask you, briefly, about florida, where president obama is down by more than a point, in the polls. and yet you are making your final advertising by the campaign there. in florida. why not in the state you must win? >> well, first of all, we feel very competitive in the state of florida. there have been a spate of polls, in fact in all of these polls, battle ground state polls that came out the last 48 hours, we are ahead in 90% of them, including florida. and there were a couple of mixed polls in florida, but we are very pleased with where we are in early voting. and, we believe we are -- there, too, on election day, we'll go in with a large lead. and we are very competitive in florida and they know it because they are spending a lot of time there. if they were comfortable in fl
CBS
Oct 28, 2012 10:30am EDT
get the latest from republican senator john mccain, and obama supporter mayor rahm emanuel of chicago. plus analysis from ruth marcus of the "washington post." mark leibovich of the "new york times magazine." bob shrum of the the "daily beast." john fund of the "national review." and cbs news political director, john dickerson. here comes the storm because this is "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: and good morning again. welcome to "face the nation." and if there were not enough political and weather news, add this-- an earthquake that measures a magnitude of 7.7 has taken place off the coast of western canada. no injuries or damage reported so far there. so we're going to start with the big storm up the east coast of the united states, hurricane sandy. for that, we go to chief meteorologist david bernard from our miami, florida, station wfor. dave, tell us what you know. >> reporter: all right, good morning, bob. all right the weather is starting to affect the mid-atlantic states and
MSNBC
Oct 30, 2012 4:00pm EDT
. karen, let me play you something that john mccain said today. he was in ohio supporting the gop senate candidate but said very nasty words about the president and the 9/11 libya attack. take a listen to this. >> this president is either engaged in a massive cover-up concealing from the american people or is so grossly incompetent that he's not qualified to be the commander in chief of our armed forces. >> karen, like many of us, we respect mr. mccain's service to this nation both politically and militarily, but is it really appropriate on a day like this to start giving a commentary about the president of the united states in those tones? >> and also it's just very disappointing, martin. i think this is the complete political transformation of john mccain that we've seen. i used -- like you, i have had great respect for john mccain and he knows as well as anyone, and condoleezza rice herself went out and made the point in terms of the things that happened in benghazi and that information was changesiing, th that's what's happening. you have to gather all of the information and t
FOX News
Oct 27, 2012 10:00am PDT
was here with senator john mccain. and as i drove in today it was good to see the city seems to be doing very, very well. appreciate, mayor, your introduction today, and i know john mccain was worried. he was afraid when he left flight school that the liquid hospitality business would totally collapse, but apparently -- they used to do pretty well. you know, all across america, people are paying a great deal of attention to this race. they recognize this is a critical time for the country. we face big challenges. we have big opportunities. and i know this is a big election. so the crowds are large, and people are paying very close attention. four years ago, then candidate barack obama, spoke about big things. but now he is reduced to talking about small things. he is shrinking from the magnitude of the times. and so he is speaking about characters on sesame street, and silly word games, and attacks on me. look, attacking me is not an agenda for the future and that's why we're replacing him. [cheering] >> you know, his presidency also shrunk from the promises he made as a candidate.
ABC
Nov 4, 2012 6:00pm EST
ground game is well ahead of john mccain's four years ago. the president in cincinnati tonight. pomes showing a slim lead for the president. and tonight, the newest abc news poll and it shows why getting out the vote across the country and right here in ohio will make all the difference tuesday. president obama ahead by just one point tonight. and look at the map. heading into the weekend, governor romney making 14 stops, seven battleground states, the president, 14 stops, eight states. and nowhere have they been more than ohio. tonight, our countdown clock is on and so is our powerhouse political team. we're going to begin tonight with our seen your white house correspondent jake tapper in cincinnati. >> reporter: as the candidates crisscross battleground states, it's as if they're on different planets. both pitches combinations of soaring rhetoric and needy cries to not buy what the others are selling. >> he's hoping we'll settle. americans don't settle. we build, we aspire. we dream. we can do better. >> their bet is on your cynicism. but florida, my bet is on you and your hope. >>
CBS
Oct 28, 2012 5:00pm PDT
president's way. you saw john mccain raise the bar for the president. saying remember john mccain suspend-- he did it a couple of times, but one for hurricane gustav, a knocked a day off the republican convention to try to create a sense of "i'm president." one of the things important about taking the president off the campaign trail in terms of this early vote question, when want president ams can to town he's fly paper and gets people there to the events. what do the campaigns do? they turn those people into solterlz who will then go knock on dispersants on that final push at the end. they also turn them into votes in some states. i was in ohio this week. they were bussing them from the event to the early polling place where the, where the romney forces were watching to see how big of a turnout they got. if he is not on the trail to have that activity happen, then the early voting has to happen by its own but without that strong push from the candidate. >> they will send bill clinton, michelle obama. they will have other people to do this. >> schieffer: john what, about that? the presid
ABC
Oct 31, 2012 5:30pm EDT
blitz. some of the names include former secretary of state condoleezza rice as well as john mccain. >> thank you. we will see you tomorrow. >>> we've shown you the pictures of oat heat -- ocean city during sandy. >> it's known for the annual clam bake at summers cove. emergency workers are responding to calls at one of the hardest hit areas in maryland. governor o'malley visited crisfield today. he promised the mayor and people living there that the state would dedicate all of its resources. >> what we will do is make sure we bring the human services together. whatever dollars the federal government makes available to get people back in their homes has quickly as possible. >> reporter: about 60 people were evacuated because of severe winds and flooding. the soil is so saturated, there's standing water almost everywhere you look from large chunks of wood though dangerous wood planks. the water and wind moved it everywhere. practically everybody in crisfield was affected by the storm. even the police department didn't fair to well. there's a gaping hole in the roof of the police station. he an
FOX News
Nov 4, 2012 6:00am EST
significant as the lead he held over john mccain in this same time frame. they believe they can make up the difference on election day, so, you have both sides going into the home stretch here extremely energized, the ground game, microtargeting of voters, personal contact is unlike anything you've seen in previous campaigns, we caught up with the group, americans for prosperity as they were mobilizing en masse and heading out into the neighborhoods. generally what you see with all of these door knock efforts is a mobilization of the base is the get out the vote effort. what americans for prosperity were doing, this time, they were actively trying to persuade the undecided voters. >> we're looking for the independents, for the folks who don't understand the issues or not up on the issues or knock on doors and give them literature and talk to them a little bit and find out where they stand and hopefully, bring them on board with americans for prosperity. >> and democrats are getting support from political action committee as well as the union. afl-cio has been making calls and sending out di
FOX News
Nov 2, 2012 10:00pm EDT
republican you can think of was here. john mccain. john kasich the governor, senator portman, senator graham. republicans from all over the country. they are all going to leave here and fan out over the country in support of mitt romney. i will be in wisconsin tomorrow. florida the next day. maybe pennsylvania. they are going to probably decide that as we move along. but the idea was all of the supporters here tonight supporting mitt romney and paul ryan and starting tomorrow morning they will all be in the different parts of the country probably mostly in the swing states. >> greta: is there any way to when he sure, ohio tonight? i know that everyone on the republican side says governor romney is going to win and everybody on president obama's side says he is going to win. how do you measure it tonight? >> i mean you know obviously, i guess an obama rally you would feel differently. at this rally it seems like he has enormous enthusiasm. this has the feeling of a winning campaign. the enthusiasm here tonight was tremendous. if this s a is swing state i feel good about it eve
FOX News
Nov 4, 2012 10:00am EST
2008 there was a bush fatigue. john mccain was not the greatest candidate in the world. dee sent man but not a great candidate. romney has run a brilliant campaign in the last three or four weeks. dead even race. knows where his votes are. the president has qualitiered. at the end of the day two more days of this terrible storm aren't going to make him look so great as a leader. >> thank you. see you in the hallway. more to talk about ed rollins thank you from here in new york. >> after more than a year of campaigning and billions of dollars in spending the presidential race could boil down to who wins ohio. we are live in the buckeye state. >> one of america's most respected senators calling for a brand new way to investigate what happened in libya. that took the lyes -- lives of four americans including our u.s. ambassador. >> you cannot have a situation like this continue to fester with -- it's now turned into a senate race with another huge drop a couple hours ago. believe me, there are more. >> step 1. eat the soup. all those veggies and beans, that's what may help lower you
MSNBC
Nov 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
shows is that john mccain is leading in the states he's got to lead in like ohio and florida. we're going to pick up pennsylvania. we think we've got a real good shot in virginia, new hampshire, new mexico, nevada. that's the pathway to victory for john mccain. >> here's something interesting as we know now. the president won all those states that mitt romney mentioned, tony. do you think the prediction is going to be a bit better this time around? >> it's not for -- i hope romney isn't making those kind of predictions today. predictions shouldn't be his business. it should be racing as fast as he can across the finish line. but look, campaigns are tough. this one is still really tight. a lot of these races are still really tight. and there are things that none of us know about. polls don't know what turnout is going to be on election day. that's always been traditionally incredibly difficult to predict. and that makes big differences. so we'll see. >> i want to talk about something that we are surprisingly talking about, karen. paul ryan, joe biden both of them hanging out in penns
FOX News
Nov 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
to watch john mccain. 30,000 stood in a grass field to hear the words tonight of mitt romney and paul ryan and it was a turned on moment for this state. >> sean: billy cunningham you have never been block cincinnati. i'm taking it to the bank. you are a great american. god bless you. >> so are you. god bless america. >> sean: karl rove shares his predictions for tuesday's election. unemployment numbers come in today and unemployment numbers rise yet again. how much more proof do you need that this president is not up to this job? >> a quick programming vote a live edition of hannity [ male announcer ] with 160 more miles per tank, the distances aren't getting shorter. ♪ the trucks are going farther. the new 2013 ram 1500. ♪ with the best-in-class fuel economy. engineered to move heaven and earth. ♪ guts. glory. ram. morning because my back hurt so bad. the sleep number bed conforms to you. i wake up in the morning with no back pain. i can adjust it if i need to...if my back's a little more sore. and by the time i get up in the morning, i feel great! if you have back pain, t
FOX News
Nov 3, 2012 12:00am EDT
to watch john mccain. 30,000 stood in a grass field to hear the words tonight of mitt romney and paul ryan and it was a turned on moment for this state. >> sean: billy cunningham you have never been block cincinnati. i'm taking it to the bank. you are a great american. god bless you. >> so are you. god bless america. >> sean: karl rove shares his predictions for tuesday's election. unemployment numbers come in today and unemployment numbers rise yet again. how much more proof do you need that this president is not up to this job? >> a quick programming vote a live edition of hannity live edition of hannity 9:00 eastern sunday night. i was once used for small jobs. and i took on all the bigger, tougher ones. but with mr. clean's new select-a-size magic eraser, he can take on any size job. at least we don't go near rex's mobile home as often. what are you, scared? [ dog barks ] aah! oh! [ male announcer ] new mr. clean select-a-size magic eraser. marie callender's turkey breast with stuffing is a great reason to slow down. creamy mash potatoes, homestyle gravy and 320 calories. mar
MSNBC
Oct 31, 2012 3:00am EDT
2008 when john mccain had his crazy reaction to the economic crash and wanted to suspend his campaign and go back to washington and really looked like he didn't understand what was at stake or what was going on. mitt romney looked ridiculous at that rally today. i mean he was talking about cleaning up -- one time he had to clean up a football field of rubbish and comparing that to disaster relief and i'm not somebody -- i think it's kind of silly when we say we can't play politics at this moment. there's always politics and right now we're having an election. we're having a debate over the future of our society and things like disaster relief are really quite pertinent, so it's not that he can't to me it's not that he can't campaign but go out there and take questions about what you want to do with fema and go out and defend your me first, devolve to the states attitude. it's a good time to have a debate about it but he's scared so he won't do it. >> you know, this storm really seems to have taken the shirts off a lot of politicians and what we're really making of all of this. here's
FOX News
Nov 2, 2012 8:00pm PDT
the last days of a presidential campaign than senator john mccain. four years ago he thought he would win the presidency. no he has some very strong views on what will happen tuesday night. also senator mccain is furious, furious about libya. i spoke with him last night. senator, first of all, are you surprised that the libyan story hasn't gotten much tracks 2349 media? >> i guess surprise isn't the word. i'm very, very deeply disappointed. but i guess that i'm not shocked about it. but it sure is reprehensible. >> do you think it's a protect the president play by the mainstream media where they just don't care about libya? >> i think it's some combination of that and other factors. but i can tell you, this is a case where four brave americans lost their lives, and probably the most incompetent functioning as far as senate security is concerned of any administration in history. it's either that or willfully deceiving the american people or maybe a combination of both. >> is it enough for the president to say that his administration is investigating and will get to the bottom of
FOX News
Nov 2, 2012 8:00pm EDT
goldberg, ahead. directly ahead, senator john mccain on who will win the presidency. he has some passionate thoughts about the libya situation. and later on. bernard mcquirk forced to evacuate hit home on long island. he will tell us all about it upcoming. thermacare works differently. it's the only wrap with patented heat cells that penetrate deep to relax, soothe, and unlock tight muscles. for up to 16 hours of relief, try thermacare. >> personal story segment. there's perhaps known more qualified in the country right now to speak about the last days of a presidential campaign than senator john mccain. four years ago he thought he would win the presidency. no he has some very strong views on what will happen tuesday night. also senator mccain is furious, furious about libya. i spoke with him last night. senator, first of all, are you surprised that the libyan story hasn't gotten much tracks 2349 media? >> i guess surprise isn't the word. i'm very, very deeply disappointed. but i guess that i'm not shocked about it. but it sure is reprehensible. >> do you think it's a protect th
FOX News
Nov 2, 2012 6:00pm PDT
last cycle four years ago, we couldn't get 300 people to watch john mccain. 30,000 stood in a grass field to hear the words tonight of mitt romney and paul ryan and it was a turned on moment for this state. >> sean: billy cunningham you have never been block cincinnati. i'm taking it to the bank. you are a great american. god bless you. >> so are you. god bless america. >> sean: karl rove shares his predictions for tuesday's election. unemployment numbers come in today and unemployment numbers rise yet again. how much more proof do you need that this president is not up to this job? >> a quick programming vote a live edition of hannity 9:00 eastern sunday night. hope you will join us. begin. tomato, obviously. haha. there's more than that though, there's a kick to it. wahlalalalallala! smooth, but crisp. it's kind of like drinking a food that's a drink, or a drink that's a food, woooooh! [ male announcer ] taste it and describe the indescribable. could've had a v8. and i took on all the bigger, tougher ones. but with mr. clean's new select-a-size magic eraser, he can take on any siz
FOX News
Nov 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
goldberg, ahead. directly ahead, senator john mccain on who will win the presidency. he has some passionate thoughts about the libya situation. and later on. bernard mcquirk forced to evacuate hit home on long gecko (clearing throat) thank you, mr. speaker, uh, members of congress. in celebration of over 75 years of our government employees insurance company, or geico...as most of you know it. ...i propose savings for everyone! i'm talking hundreds here... and furthermore.. newcaster: breaking news. the gecko is demanding free pudding. and political parties that are actual parties! with cake! and presents! ah, that was good. too bad nobody could hear me. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. >> personal story segment. there's perhaps known more qualified in the country right now to speak about the last days of a presidential campaign than senator john mccain. four years ago he thought he would win the presidency. no he has some very strong views on what will happen tuesday night. also senator mccain is furious, furious about libya. i spoke with him
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 7:15pm EDT
than john mccain. [laughter] and even, you know in the hillary-obama debate, the questions to obama were softball that saturday night live did a sketch on it with hillary clinton asked complicated policy questions and the moderator asking obama if he wanted another pillow. [laughter] that was a fair summary, and the really stunning thing of last week's debate was not how poorly obama did. he was as good as he ever was. [applause] if john mccain was on the stage with him, we'd be the ones with long faces this week. no, it was how magnificent romney was and first time obama faced a tough opponent. i mean, his whole life he's been, as he says, as long as you don't make fast moves, look calm, white people love you. by his own account, smoking pot at the university, not particularly applying himself, and manages to transfer to the premier universities in america, columbia, and from there, he rockets to harvard law school, and he's instantly president of the harvard law review, he was president for two weeks, and he wins the nobel peace prize? [laughter] this was the first test faced, and
FOX News
Oct 31, 2012 2:00pm PDT
that up. a big difference. barack obama had 53% to john mccain's 43%. what does it tell you? for weeks we have been hearing the media paint a storyline while obama is ahead in early voting. now we know that isn't true. particularly in states like ohio, florida, ohio -- >> dana: nevada. >> andrea: same thing, nevada. ohio fewer dems voted in ohio compared to 2008. 30,000 more republicans have voted. if obama had that lead with mccain and long at 2008, but only led by three points with likely voters romney leads the likely voters by five points. he won bison overall. if you look at the same panorama, it's all over. >> bob: in reality, you talk about the final vote in 2008 versus a week left to go to vote. people who vote early. you have to separate absenteeism from early voting. two separate things. people who vote early are senior citizens and they normally do. >> andrea: who leads with senior citizens? mitt romney leads. >> bob: right. >> andrea: independent and women. 3-point turnout advantage this time around swayed ten points to -- >> bob: you are taking something on election
FOX News
Nov 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
drafted on september is 1th. john mccain says it's the latest probably not the last bit of information. all along it was not a spontaneous attack. >> it was a classic scandal where almost every day or every few days another shoe drops. it could be as bad as watergate but one of the veterans said nobody died in watergate. they have got pint. >>> this latest bit of information comes one day after we learn the security team in benghazi sent a secret table to the state department dated august 16th saying with their small security force they would not be able to fend off a terrorist attack. >>> it is direct evidence that will not relie on the evidence. it will not defend on the consulate. it is direct that it will the fbi is still conducting their investigation and the president isn't participating in the investigation. he is anticipating the results that can happen and lessons they learn to ensure it won't happen again. >> peter doocy reporting live for us. >> deadly overnight. the death toll stands at 90 and the number could in fact climb. more than 4 and a half million people are still w
CSPAN
Oct 27, 2012 8:30pm EDT
-president and that is how she made her name. still, she was better than john mccain. and you know in the hillary obama debate, the questions going question's going to obama were so thoughtful saturday night live did a sketch on it with hillary being asked these incredibly intricate, complicated policy questions and then the moderator asking obama if he would like another pillow. [laughter] and that was a fair summary and the stunning thing of last week's debate was and how poorly obama did. he is as good as he ever was. [applause] if john mccain had been on the stage with him, we would be the ones -- [inaudible] that is how magnificent mitt romney was in was the first time obama had to face a tough opponent, the first time. his whole life he has been, as he says, make any fast moves and he looked home and why people will love you. by his own account he was smoking pot at occidental university not particularly applying himself and manages to transfer to one of the premier universities and america, colombia and from there he rockets to harvard law school and president of "the harvard law r
FOX News
Oct 27, 2012 9:00am PDT
senator john mccain is critizing the pentagon for the lack of leadership that the military could not get to the state of readiness to get there in time. >> thank you very: many questions were answered as to why the military did not bring forces to benghazi. senator john mccain said there was no way the military could have intervened. >> there are forces all over the mediterranean and europe. they were not in the state of readiness that they could have been. and the aspect of it is, it was well known there were two attacks on the facility as you know. and in april and in june. dinner you can hear more about the special investigation. benghazi new revelation that is coming up at 1:00 p.m. eastern and tomorrow at three and 10:00 p.m. eastern time. we are learning about a foil would terror plot in the indonesia ambassador. terrorist are underarrest. the spokesman told the associated press that the men belonged to a movement for indonesian society. and it was a bomb making manual and a number of explosives. >> she provided a quiet voice of protest. malala, the 15 year old shot in the
FOX News
Nov 4, 2012 3:00pm PST
these states. they will do better than john mccain. we may not do as well as we did in 2008 but we doing plenty well and well enough to win the race. >>chris: on florida, president obama is down by more than a point in the polls but you make the final advertising by the campaign there in florida, why not in the state you must win? >> we feel very competitive in the state of florida. there have been many polls and in all of the polls, the battleground state polls in the last 48 hours we are ahead in 90 percent including florida. there are a couple of mixed polls in florida but we are very pleased with where we are in early voting. we will go in election day with a large leap so we are competitive in florida and they know it. they are spending the time there. if they were comfortable in florida they would not spend as much time and money as they are spending. >>chris: when will we know who the next president is? will it come sooner than expected? or will this stretch into wednesday morning? >>guest: i think some of the cases are very close. it could extend beyond midnight. i don't th
FOX News
Nov 4, 2012 2:00pm PST
was in ohio right outside cleveland. interesting because when i covered john mccain's campaign in 2008 he was in the same gym with over 4,000 or 5,000 and obama camp said he could only do, james john mccain, because e could not get the large event of people that senator obama could, and in the final weekend in cleveland, then senator obama had 80,000 people in cleveland. he is not getting anything near that in the final weekend. he had a rally in florida with a singer trying to get celebrity appeal with 20,000 people. there is a large group here still gathering and he will be here in a couple of hours in cincinnati. the ultimate rockstar is bill clinton in a chilly new hampshire city with 14,000. we have seen president obama adapt the clinton economic plan, the balanced approach in terms of deficits. and today he employed the anthem of bill clinton, playing at the end of the clinton obama rally in new hampshire "don't stop thinking about tomorrow." a song we heard in 1992 and 1996. i heard more veteran reporters saying they had not heard that song in 10 or 12 years and they are br
FOX News
Nov 2, 2012 1:00am EDT
candidates are feeling right now, senator john mccain. good evening. i am curious at this late date, is there much either candidate can do to woo votes? >> well, i think this libya fiaso and tragedy is turning some veterans' votes and some active-duty military. i am hearing from veterans all over america. they are angered and disgusted. our active-duty military people believe they can't trust the president of the united states. i am hearing from them everywhere. and so, it may have an impact, for example in the state of florida, 1.6 million veterans and their families and they can have an impact. they can in ohio as well. the latest scandals, as you know, the latest -- one of the latest is that -- there was a gathering in the consulate in benghazi of the security people. they reviewed the fact that al qaeda was in the area in big time, that they were having greater and greater danger and they sent that to the state department. obviously, nothing happened there. we now have the information that the counter-terrorism security group -- that's a group that is supposed to convene when th
FOX News
Oct 27, 2012 8:00pm PDT
against john mccain, who seemed so frenetic with the financial crisis. obama, mr. cool, mr. laid back. looks like he is calm in a crisis. you're saying this is a different obama we're seeing? >> yes. when the sun is shining, reality is different. what happened is that we heard the mantra for a long time now. we always knew this would be a close race. well, maybe his handlers did but obama never did. you have to believe inside. now came denver. he began to understand, this is reality. he is in danger of losing, and everything that supported him, all of that sense of vast crowds, imagine what happened yesterday in colorado. i you took a look admit mitt's immense crowds, that evehicled the same tremendous passion that obama had, only it was mitt romney. so you have this enraged president. and it comes out he can't stop, just as biden cannot stop, you cannot stop behaving inappropriately. >> dan. >> the president's campaign but out a 20-page pamphlet. >> a big part of this week, saying, i do have an agenda, responding to the romney criticism that he doesn't for the second term. >> exactly
FOX News
Oct 31, 2012 11:00pm PDT
this way. john mccain said it's either a massive coverup or obama is incapable of being commander-in-chief. if the e-mails or whatever these, are this information is true, then yes. not more importantly, but equally as important in my mind if there are two net woks sitting on this information and chose not to go with it, not to run with it, we have a corrupt media. we have called him out for being main stream and left-leaning. they will now be almost, i don't know, communist like in their corruption if that's true. >> bob: are you kidding me? you are sitting here taking a rumor there newt gingrich? >> eric: if it's true. >> bob: if it's true. if oz was true you probably go back to kansas. but the point is this is gingrich talking about a rumor. we never should have run this piece. we decided to run it, i guess. fact of the matter this is gingrich talking about a rumor. you think network should sit on the cable? >> andrea: fenner if griffin -- jennifer griffin's reporting said they told the c.i.a. officials to stand down. david ignacious came out and said the campaign, they need to pu
MSNBC
Nov 4, 2012 7:00am PST
. john mccain had this to say about the outcome. >> a century ago, president three dore roosevelt's invitation of booker t washington to dine at the white house was taken as an outrage in many corridors. america today is a world away from the cruel and prideful bigotry of that time. there is no better evidence of this than the election of an african-american to the presidency of the united states. >> senator mccain was right. that at no other time in american history could this moment have been possible. and even as the opponent, he was a bit swept up in that moment. remember the front page of the new york times after the election, obama, racial barrier falls in decisive victory. the victory was decisive, but the barrier had not fallen. then senator obama was simply hoisted over it, propelled by decades of civil rights demonstrations. hard won legislative victories, educational opportunities and shifting racial boundaries. but senator mccain, "the new york times" and frankly many pundits writing in the heady moments of the victory failed to articulate how firmly the barriers remaine
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 10:00am EDT
lindsey graham and john mccain about the effort you have lunch. speak a little bit about how you intend to move the party and if you think you will have the momentum going forward? >> if you ask people -- i have told people i can go to the kentucky democrat convention, stand in front of all democrats and tell them, we do not have enough money to send money to pakistan, egypt, libya, countries where mombs are burnig our flax. we have problems at home. we have -- our flags. i can get 90% of democrats to agree with me. we wanted these bridges to be repaired or replaced 20 years. we have money to send overseas. if you look and follow the trail of the money, so much of it is stolen. look at mubarak in egypt. he was a reliable ally who stole us blind. we gave him $60 billion over 30 years. his family is worth 10 billion- $15 billion. this happened throughout. people said, we need the foreign aid because it convinces people to like us. do you know what mubarak did with it, he but tear-gas made in pennsylvania and sprayed his people when they decided to gather and protests against him. f
CNN
Nov 4, 2012 2:30pm EST
they'll turn out more to do that than with john mccain, and i think there will be new voter fire and energy, if you will. >> but democrats are not as gallon v galvanized. >> they're not as galvanized, so they will tell you they're going to identify their voters after four years of trying and their energy gets them to the polls. >> let's talk about what's taking place in the northeast and the concern about voters getting out in new jersey and new hampshire, and you know, looking -- kind of as we were anticipating that storm, we were kind of looking into the crystal ball, you and i, when we talked last sunday, and you said it wouldn't likely influence voters. but then you had scenes of president obama along with republican new jersey governor chris christie, and that kind of showed a bipartisanship. you had chris christie praising the president, and one now has to wonder, of those voters who will be going to the polls in the new jersey and new york area hit by the storm, if what took place early in this week is a giant influencing factor to get them to, you know, certainly support pres
FOX
Nov 2, 2012 6:30pm EDT
the last election. john mccain and george w. bush, three quarters of the likely boarders are going to support mitt romney in this election. >> what are catholics supposed to do this time around? to buy contraceptives for employees of the church and you turn around. the other side of cathol simp promotes the fact of giving to the poor and a lot of the democratic values? >> right. one of the things that you mentioned is that we have two vice presidential candidates who were both catholic and they both represent varying different emphasis of the catholic church in their own way. one of the things we're seeing this year is catholics really have two options. really presented to them and both faithful to catholic teaching. and teaching on social justice. a recent survey. we found that interestingly enough, they say that 2-1 is they would -- they would like to see an emphasis on church leaders from social justice issues and that divide falls out the way you think it would, 6-10 would like to see more emphasis on social justice. the footprints in the church are supporting obama and about 2
NBC
Oct 29, 2012 12:00am PDT
who made that wind surfing ad that's bush's advisor mark mckinnon worked also for john mccain in 2008. and here's the recycled hand he work for mccain against primary opponent mitt romney. >> mitt romney seems to change positions like the wind. he tells florida he supports the bush tax cuts. but as massachusetts governor romney refused to take a position on the bush tax cuts. where does mitt romney? whichever way the wind blows. chris: and when we come back we've got a perfect storm coming ashore. that could affect things. and we have the big jobs number coming next friday. if it's bad, could it tip the election? plus scoops and predictions right from the notebooks of plus scoops and predictions right from the notebooks of these top chris: welcome back. this friday, we're going to get last unemployment report before the election. will it continue the promising trend we saw last month when the rate dropped down to 7.8%? the lowest since president obama took office. voters, optimism, favor barack obama, in the last nbc "wall street journal" national poll. voters who expect the econ
MSNBC
Oct 27, 2012 2:00am PDT
moment or anything like that -- >> it will never happen. >> like the great john mccain on this point, when he pushed back and said, no, that's not true. >> i have been waiting this whole campaign, we've talked about this earlier, for mitt romney to show one inch of spine -- >> how about shame? >> shame or spine, whatever. there's not a single courageous statement or move he's made as a politician that i can discern, unlike his dad. he's the opposite of his dad who took gutsy positions, even at political cost, again and again and again. >> thank you. >>> coming up, one strategist is playing the role of incumbent. the other is acting like the underdog. crisscrossing the country doing a blitz of television. here is the surprise. the roles are in reverse. governor romney is acting like an incumbent, like dick nixon, obama is acting like the challenger. what's behind both strategies? >>> while everyone was paying attention to the race, the democrats have improved their chances of holding control of the united states senate. how did this happen? >>> see if you can recognize these voices fr
FOX News
Oct 27, 2012 2:30pm EDT
of the country where he made the greatest gains, when you compare him with the showing of john mccain tw 2008, appears to be a affluent suburbs. once upon a time affluent suburbs were solid republican territory, george h.w. bush in 1988 got big margins and carried states like michigan, ohio, california, in the four suburban counties outside philadelphia, he got 61% of the vote. zeroed out the democratic margin in the city of philadelphia. if you look at over the last 20 years, there's been a democratic trend in the affluent suburbs, and so president barack obama carried those four counties in pennsylvania with 57% of the vote if he carried the state. mitt romney grew up in bloomfield hills. >> a suburb of detroit. >> well, i grew up in the same area, went to the same high school so i'm quite familiar with it. he seems to be doing better. i if you look at the battleground poll -- the pew research poll where you have a big sample. so if you have a subsample you have some confidence the numbers are good. you see that romney, post-october 3rd debate, is carrying apparently statisti
FOX News
Oct 28, 2012 12:30pm PDT
make sure that people were safe. these are our folks. >> i find it astounding. >> john mccain says the military should have been prepared to respond long ago? >> why in the world after two previous attacks on the embassy with deteriorating security and alarms being sounded by the ambassador on september 11th, why wouldn't we have our forces on an alert status so they could respond? >> you think the white house is covering something up? >> i think they are grossly incompetent or covering and i don't know which is worse. >> bret: in the democratic primary, hillary clinton ran her 3:00 a.m. ad. message was simple, late at night when we are asleep, it's the president who gets the call when a crisis erupts in the world. it's the president who must decide what to do. it's impossible to know what would have happened in libya if we had done things differently. it seems painfully clear that not enough was done before, during a or after the attack in benghazi to make us truly feel safe in this dangerous world. that is our program. i'm bret baier, thanks for watching.
Comedy Central
Oct 29, 2012 7:30pm PDT
optimal." by 10:00 p.m.'s "on the record" with greta van susteren, senator john mccain expressed his deep and in no way opportunistic disappointment. >> even from someone like the president, who has never known what these kinds of tragedies are about and the service and sacrifice that people make, it is still just, you know, i can't even get angry. it's just so inappropriate. and i'm sure that the families of those brave americans are not amused. >> jon: i can tell how not angry you are. [laughter] strong and definitive condemnation from mccain of an interview the senator could not possibly have seen as it didn't air until one hour later. and i'm pretty sure mccain stopped watching this show... [laughter] [whispering] so to see the senator commit to something without first properly vetting it was really, well, yeah, okay. i guess that was... [cheering and applause] i think jokes like that are probably why he stopped watching. anyway, i figure give conservatives a night to sleep on it. see the interview in context. perhaps the reaction will be less knee-jerk. >> "not optimal"? some pe
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 2:00pm EST
: who you vote for in 2008? caller: i voted for john mccain. guest: there is a difference between pollsters and the republican polls. when we are wrong in our numbers, our clients lose and we do not get new clients. we are careful in how we are analyzing the survey. with the public polls, they have a different goal. the more they generate stories, the better it is. we have moved back to a 2004. so many of our stories are generated by pulling numbers as opposed to being generated by the campaign. i differ in terms of controlling on party. they do not control for party. you have seen in a short period of time, party identification jumping a good 10 points. you are generating a story rather than generating reality in terms of polling. all of the polls start coming back to the center. that is with the averaging does work. as you get closer to the election, surveys have a new ones because of the weighting on party. in 2008, we ended up with five polls that were exactly the same. guest: has citizen united affected the outcome? absolutely. it has made it a lot more difficult for presiden
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2012 6:00am PDT
while the romney campaign is certainly a lot better than john mccain's 2008 operation, the more this race focuses on mechanics, the better it is probably for the obama campaign. asked whether the storm could affect early voting, the president said that remains to be seen. >> we don't anticipate that at this point, but we're obviously going to take a look. >>> well, it's the october surprise. that we know. and the thing we don't know is what is exactly the impact going to be? we've got a lot of storm coverage to get to, and we'll get to that next. we'll go to point pleasant beach, new jersey. the storm is already kicking up serious waves there. we'll also head to florida. a state that knows storms well. that's where the president was supposed to be this morning opinion bmorning, but sandy forced a last-minute schedule change. debbie wassermann schultz will join us. >>> plus, we've got a slew of new swing state polls. what's this about minnesota? what do those minnesota numbers really tell us about where and how this race is tightening. >>> but first, we made a big deal of them before.
CNN
Oct 26, 2012 8:00pm EDT
numbers are considerably better than john mccain's, which were at 38% four years ago. the cheering was deafening at this large obama rally on cleveland's lakefront but many obama supporters say it feels different than four years ago. >> it's seriously just a different kind of excitement. it's more sort of tempered in like reality that this is a campaign, not a crusade. >> thank you. >> reporter: on the gop side, anti-obama sentiment remains a key component of pushing supporters to vote. much the same as four years ago. >> i think it's more important to get obama out. i do. i absolutely think it's more important to get obama out. >> reporter: clearly mitt romney and barack obama have some complicated relationships with their supporters. but no doubt neither candidate will care as long as the supporters make it to the polls. gary tuchman, cnn, cleveland. >> let's delve into the raw politics with gop strategist mary matalin and democratic strategist, james carville. good evening to you both. james, cornell belcher, the obama 2012 pollster, was on the program last night and he was sayi
CNN
Oct 27, 2012 3:00am EDT
fact, i secretly suspect that john mccain voted for obama in the last election. but i don't think it's such a terrible thing. a lot of irish catholics voted for jfk because he was the first irish catholic president. i don't think it's a slander upon colin powell to say this, though i don't particularly think it's true. >> the insult isn't that voted for barack obama. it's why. >> it's because he's black. i don't think that's such a terrible thing to say. like i say, lots of irish catholics voted for jfk just because he was irish catholic. >> john sununu has assumed that was the motivation behind what colin powell has done. colin powell has never used that as the reason for why he's voted for obama. >> he's probably wrong. i just don't think it's such a terrible thing to speculate about. >> if you play the race card in putting into colin powell's mouth words he hasn't actually used for his reasoning, that's just playing a race game, a rather unpleasant race game. >> maybe. but i bet there are a lot of black people who are very proud of having the first black president. i don't hold
MSNBC
Oct 30, 2012 10:00pm EDT
. >>> and if the romney campaign was shut down today, what was john mccain doing in ohio attacking the president? karen finney and jonathan capehart will join me on that one, next. jack, you're a little boring. boring. boring. [ jack ] after lauren broke up with me, i went to the citi private pass page and decided to be...not boring. that's how i met marilyn... giada... really good. yes! [ jack ] ...and alicia. ♪ this girl is on fire [ male announcer ] use any citi® card to get the benefits of private pass. more concerts. more events. more experiences. [ jack ] hey, who's boring now? [ male announcer ] get more access with a citi card. [ crowd cheering, mouse clicks ] >>> we have a lot of goods here. i know there's more coming in. we're going to box these things up in just a minute and put them on trucks then we're going to send them into, i think it's new jersey, is a site that we've identified that can take these goods and distribute them to people who need them. >> that was mitt romney earlier today at a campaign event that he pretended was not a campaign event in ketering, ohio.
PBS
Oct 30, 2012 11:00pm PDT
four years ago when john mccain was the rom knee even with palin as part of the ticket that is unambiguously true, it is surely the case the republicans are more enthused with mitt romney and against the president than they have been all year, still a lot of enthusiasm for president and it is common if you go out to any of the president's events and you have seen events four years ago it is effortless to say this isn't like it was four years ago. but power years ago was off the charts. >> rose: yes. >> there is still a lot of enthusiasm for the president. if you look at the economy, the president shouldn't be in this race and a g part of the reason he is in the race is governor romney had some question fish, deficiencies but a big reason he is in the race is tens of millions of americans love this president, think he a has done a great job and are determined to see him reelected. >> rose: rather than those who have the different tact, they expected more, unhappy about the results, but i am not yet convinced they want to not vote for him because they are unsure about the other p
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